Lives of the fellows

George Samuel Jenks

b.1790 d.7 February 1882
MD Edin(1821) FRCP(1845)

George Jenks began his career in the army. He served from 1812 to 1818 as hospital mate and assistant surgeon to the 10th Dragoons and to the 18th Hussars, and saw action in the Peninsula, at Toulouse and at Waterloo. After retiring on half-pay, he took the Edinburgh M.D. degree in 1821 and practised in Rome for a time before settling in Brighton for the remainder of his career. He was physician to the Sussex County Hospital, the Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye, the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, and to St. Mary’s Hospital, Brighton, and was the author of medical reports on Brighton. He retired to Bath in 1860, and died there.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1882; Roll of Army Medical Service, 3469]

(Volume IV, page 40)

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